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Apple Urges Government to Outlaw iPhone Unlocking Over Terrorist, Drug Dealing Risks
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Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 30 July 2009 10:54
Apple says terrorists could use iPhones to attack cell phone towers

 Jason Mick (Blog) - July 29, 2009 4:00 PM


Apple has tried everything to stop iPhone unlockers.  Bricking iPhones didn't work -- it just generated more headaches and bad PR.  Apple's internal protection technology turned out to be just as weak and poorly implemented as its consumer security on the iPhone -- the hackers quickly overcame the latest protections Apple threw at them.  Now with its shiny new iPhone 3G S becoming yet the latest handset to be freed, Apple has turned to none other than the U.S. government for help.

The company has submit a report to the U.S. Copyright Office suggesting that iPhone unlocking be outlawed (and jailbreaking from the AT&T network, essentially as well as it would be impossible without unlocking) as Apple claims it threatens cell phone towers across America.  Apple claims that unlocking the iPhone provides easy access to the iPhone’s BBP — the “baseband processor” software, which enables a connection to cell phone towers.  [DailyTech....]    [Comments...]
 

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